Backpacking in the Beaver Basin Wilderness

As you know, Matt and I recently moved to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Eager to put house hunting aside and start exploring our new (outdoor) home, we decided to check out the Beaver Basin Wilderness (it’s 11,740 acres within Pictured Rocks National Park).  Guys, it’s gorgeous, especially along the shoreline of Lake Superior.  And apparently the word is out, because it sounds like back country permits are going to be hard to come by this summer.  Here’s more info on the wilderness + a map.

We parked near Beaver Lake and hiked about 4 miles to Pine Bluff Campground, along the coast (which is the Lakeshore Trail/North Country Trail).  The next morning, we hiked out around the other side of Beaver Lake (the Beaver Lake Trail), about 5 miles.  Here are some pictures from the trail, the beach, and Trapper Lake.  Enjoy!

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

 

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Trapper Lake, Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

 

Trapper Lake, Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

Trilliums, Munising, Michigan

Beaver Basin Wilderness, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan

 

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